We are farmers. Our aim is to show you a wine built in the vineyard.
Light hands – minimal intervention, indigenous yeast, sometimes wholebunch, no fining or filtering, no or minimal sulfur, only using old french oak.
The vines have led the wines, the winemaking building on the individual characteristics of the block, variety and site (or an even smaller vineyard focus – just part rows with Sapere). We’d like to think through our wines, you can see the vines on the hill.
He’s a crunchy, drink now drop. Fresh acid, driven, low alcohol – nothing here but the grape juice. The only illicit thing hiding in Eddy might be a few bunches of Semillon. Hand picked, wholeberry ferment, less time on skins – early press to tank preserving aromatics.
The ridge at Magpie Springs ripens early with resolved tannins and good acid. It’s what got us started down this path in the first place. Substance with lightness, complexity, age ability and detail. Climbing under nets and vines to hand pick across rows, picking spaced over several days – not the easiest way. We want to see some of this cellared for the long term. Some whole bunch, hand plunged, some extended maceration building depth, elevage in old French, bottle aged for resolution.
Moni is a balancing point. Pinot vines at Basket Range, a 25 year old vineyard we have been working to recover, old yet neglected, making a new start in life, old clones, zero chemicals, life, hard work and beautiful friends. Hand pick, some whole bunch, gentle hand plunged, light early press and late press, mostly barrelled, looking for lightness yet needing structure. Tension – resolution.